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Posted by KYSS on 01 April 2019
Please join us on April 7th for our annual memorial 5km in remembrance of our loved ones who are no longer with us. All proceeds to Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) ... More

Posted by KYSS on 27 March 2019
Monday 1st April at 9:30am -12:30, why not come to the Temperence Hall and grab yourself a tea/coffee and engage with Kinsale Community Students in promoting the Irish language. ... More

Posted by KYSS on 19 March 2019
    Kinsale Youth Support Services have teamed up with Kinsale Mac Ra and the Riverstick Ramblers for a 5K Wellbeing Walk on the 24th March ... More

Posted by KYSS on 22 February 2019
This May, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will get together to walk from the darkness of night into the light of morning to help us in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.    Symbolically the walk represents the therapeutic counselling journey.  It sparks conversation about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in all our lives. The entry fees raised around t ... More

Posted by KYSS on 17 January 2019
          A night with Dr Chris Luke (Feb 7th @8pm in Acton's Hotel Kinsale) who has said that he has a passionate interest in 'nightclub medicine' which aims to prevent 'party animals' from needing hospital emergency care. It includes training staff at pubs and clubs in Cork in first aid to care for people who are drunk or who are suffering the effects of drug-taking.     ... More

Posted by KYSS on 07 January 2019
Many different types of influences can affect your thoughts. These can include: financial situation relationships job stress physical circumstances what's going on in the world news trauma early life experiences positive experiences If we are going through a hard time in any of these areas our thoughts can lead us to feel down and even depressed. As a result, we can neglect to do things that make us feel better. We may not eat properly, sleep well, exercise or even see frien ... More

Posted by KYSS on 17 December 2018
Thanks to Fitzgerald & Partners Christmas Luncheon At the Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale Youth Support Services received €875 in donations. All monies received will go back into supporting people in our communities. ... More

Posted by KYSS on 04 December 2018
Congrats to Eimear Crowley, Ballinspittle. Who got her degree in Business at CIT recently. Eimear was a third year student in Kinsale that designed the KYSS logo. TAKE CARE HELP IS THERE     ... More

Posted by KYSS on 28 November 2018
Strategies to Reduce Christmas Stress Make a List It works for Santa and it will work for you. Divide a page into two columns. List the things you have to do to prepare for the holiday season, such as gift shopping, on one side of the page and the things you want to do, such as special holiday baking, on the other side of the page. Checking items off a list as they're accomplished is satisfying in itself, especially as seeing the number of check marks on the list increase shows you that ... More

Posted by KYSS on 15 November 2018
KYSS has received information form LINC and Cork Gay Project. Flyers and booklets on how to mind your positive health for lesbian, Bisexual Women, Gay, Queer, Trans and BI Men. LINC aims to Improve the quality of life, health and well being of all women who identify as lesbian or bisexual in Ireland. The Cork Gay Project aims to ensure that the Gay community is enabled to fully participate in the social, economic, cultural, political and artistic life of the wider Cork and Kerry area. If ... More

Posted by KYSS on 01 November 2018
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Posted by KYSS on 16 October 2018
Kinsale Youth Support Services celebrated Mental Health Week from the 7th – 13th October 2018. A week long promotion of our free booklets in AIB Kinsale. An informative talk was given to over 300 students at Kinsale College about our service available to all students.  A free awareness day in Super Valu Kinsale spreading the importance of looking after our minds.  Thursday we had John Lonergan visit Kinsale Community School and in the afternoon promoting our booklet on Today&nbs ... More

Posted by KYSS on 04 October 2018
John and Caroline will be disussing Parenting Raising Your Child in Ireland.  John Lonergan, Former Prison Governor entered the prison services in 1968 and in the years that followed, he saw human nature at its worst – and often, unexpectedly, at its best. He developed a deep understanding of both human nature and of Irish society. Now after 42 years in the services, 24 of them as the most senior prison officer in the country, John focuses on issues like making a difference t ... More

Posted by KYSS on 02 October 2018
Kinsale Youth Support Services facilitated Kinsales first Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta House on May 12th 2018. With a turn out of over 1200 people in Saile Community Sports Complex, Kinsale Youth Support Services express thanks and gratitude, while also acknowledging the solidarity between all our communities to show support to those that lost their lives by suicide and to people who are self-harming. Kinsale Youth Support Services raised €28,964.28 all of which monies goes ... More

Posted by KYSS on 01 October 2018
Monday 10 September World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” is the theme for this year's World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.  This important theme highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention - collaboration. We all have a role to play when it comes to suicide and together we can collectively address the challenges presented by suicidal behaviour in society today.  Su ... More

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